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A Brief History of Women

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Produced by:
Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough
Dates:
April 26 - May 27, 2018
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0 Hour, 0 Minute
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Show Info

Written and directed by Alan Ayckbourn

With Russell Dixon, Antony Eden, Frances Marshall, Laura Matthews, Laurence Pears, Louise Shuttleworth

A comedy in four parts about an unremarkable man and the remarkable women who loved him, left him, or lost him over sixty years; and of the equally remarkable old manor house that saw and heard it all happen. From his first unsettling encounter as a very young man in 1925 to an unexpected reunion late in life, Anthony Spates' romantic progress is charted in this hilarious and gently touching comedy. The fireworks, love, and loss come at the funniest moments in this brand new classic Ayckbourn comedy.

Russell
Dixon
Antony
Eden
Frances
Marshall
Laura
Matthews
Laurence
Pears
Louise
Shuttleworth
Photo Caption: Laura Matthews
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Photo Caption: Frances Marshall and Louise Shuttleworth
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Photo Caption: Laura Matthews and Antony Eden
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Photo Caption: Antony Eden, Frances Marshall, Laura Matthews, Laurence Pears, Louise Shuttleworth
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Producing Company

The Stephen Joseph Theatre

The Stephen Joseph Theatre (SJT) is located on the beautiful North Yorkshire coast and has a proud history of producing exciting, inspiring,
world-class new writing since 1955. As well as producing the world premieres of almost all of Alan Ayckbourn’s 80-plus plays, they have
produced new writing by playwrights including Tim Firth, Vanessa Brooks, Torben Betts, Fiona Evans, Vicky Ireland, Dawn King, Stephen
Mallatratt, and Claudine Toutoungi.

The SJT has also toured plays to over 45 UK and international venues and are delighted to be returning for their seventh visit to 59E59
Theaters. Under the new leadership team of Steve Freeman and Paul Robinson, the SJT is building on this rich legacy of delighting
local audiences whilst remaining nationally and internationally recognised for the highest quality drama.

Read more at: https://www.sjt.uk.com/


Reviews

"The play charts with delicacy, verve, and wit the life of an ordinary man across 60 years." - The Stage

"Tear-inducingly tender" - The New York Times

"Ingenious, mischievous... bravura performances" - The Reviews Hub